Novice Level Monster on Fox News Fails to Defeat Atheist

Thanks to BoingBoing for uncovering this clip of a Fox News reporter fighting the culture war:

In this Fox News segment about the recent U.S. District Court decision banning the National Day of Prayer, Dan Barker (author of Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists) handily parries a Fox News announcer’s clumsy blows.


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  • DeepCough

    First the Pledge of Allegiance, now the National Day of Prayer. National motto (“In God We Trust”), you're next!

    • 5by5

      Seriously. Get that off the money. That's insulting to both secularism and the Lord.

      • rtb61

        It might be insulting to have “In God We Trust” on US currency but it certainly is true, as long as you consider the currency the God of the people who put it on there and want to keep it there, really embarrassing for Americans.

  • Miss Ogyny

    Barker knocked it out of the park. Go, Freedom From Religion Foundation!

  • The Jackal

    awww poor athiests :(

  • hunter349

    I am an atheist but I respect others rights to worship. I think he hit the nail right on the head when he said the religious right is confusing neutrality with hostility. The constitution is very clear on the matter of the separation of church and state. Most of our founding fathers were deist anyway meaning they respected the teachings of Jesus but were not entirely convinced of his divinity. Jefferson even wrote his own Bible editing out miraculous things attributed to Jesus. Some historians make a very cohesive argument that we even had our first Atheist president (Lincoln is widely sited as Atheist or at leas agnostic) before we had our first president to proclaim their belief in the divinity of Jesus in a political setting (Arthur).

    As far as God being on the money and the pledge of allegiance. That was done in the middle of the last century. We have only done that for less than 60 years of our nations history. Jesus talked about class struggles in much of his teachings and was very clear that to follow him one must give up the desire to be rich and distance oneself from the cult of money.

  • Tuna Ghost

    Wow that announcer really shat the bed on that one. Confusing the Declaration of Independence with the Constitution, making factually incorrect statements one after another…he didn't even snarl or gnash his teeth or foam at the mouth. Poor guy probably doesn't have a future at Fox.

  • Anonymous

    It might be insulting to have “In God We Trust” on US currency but it certainly is true, as long as you consider the currency the God of the people who put it on there and want to keep it there, really embarrassing for Americans.

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